Video of Kenneth Bigley, Eugene Armstrong and three Kurds beheaded in Iraq

[UPDATE: Kenneth Bigley video was just added to the same site.]

Plus a lot photos and videos of the other terrorist atrocities. This is not for the weak — watch the videos at your own risk.

Someone mentioned this pornographic site in a comment — it is truly disgusting. But videos and pictures of what the terrorists are doing shouldn’t be hidden. We have come to take these atrocities for granted. We all knew the names of the first victims, Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg, but now there are so many they’ve become anonymous, “just another decapitation.” They’ve got faces and names, and this little video really drives that home.

UPDATE: Beheading Video Of American Hostage Eugene Armstrong (decapitated by Zarqawi Militant Group) has also been added

The Discussion: 6 Comments

if you also wanted to know who these people were, you can look at this page:

this page is continuously updated, but i have no interest in attracting the merely prurient interests.

this page is there because people should know that these things happened to real persons.

people don’t have to look at them if they can’t stand it, and if people do look at them, they should have some context.

September 19, 2004 @ 10:49 pm | Comment

Thank you for that great link. I agree with you completely — people have to know that these aren’t statistics, not “just another beheading.” That’s why the new video was so powerful, at least for me. Here was a young man, a living breathing person with a story and a family and a life, about to be extinguished. It’s so easy to forget we’re talking about individuals here.

As for the political ramifications of the videos…. Some will say that this is evidence of why we need to strengthen our resolve and vow to stay there “as long as it takes” to end such atrocities. But this simplistic viewpoint ignores the region’s culture and history, as well as the vortexc of hatred that’s taken shape in the wake of our occupation of Iraq. The lesson to me is that we do not belong there, and the more we try to “crush the insurgents” the deeper we’ll descend into the quicksand. This isn’t Germany after WWII.

September 19, 2004 @ 11:06 pm | Comment

Oh, yes joy another video of people being murdered.

Have some repect for these men and their familes. This is one instance when I think that editting something isn’t censorship. At least blur out the video a bit or cut at the last moment.

Your not talking about the Rodney King tapes here, but actual videos of murders. Sure show an edited clip ONCE, but not this. This is almost as bad as charging people money to watch.

If you were one of these people’s mothers would you want pictures of your son being killed flying around the internet.

I’ll be sure to remember this next time an American complains when Al Jezera shows some dead GIs being towed around a city in Irai.

September 19, 2004 @ 11:45 pm | Comment

I agree with ACB’s point, but not his anger. There are better ways to show that these were real, living people being murdered. A little more respect for the dead and their families wouldn’t go astray.

September 20, 2004 @ 5:47 am | Comment

Well, the videos are on the Internet being seen by the world. Yet our media try to “protect” us from them in the name of good taste. We’re adults, and don’t need a nanny. I thought that the videos of the contractors’ bodies being dragged through Falluja were sickening — but I also thought it was right that they not be censored for Americans. It was incredibly important that we all saw just how we were really being perceived by the people we were “liberating.” Perhaps more than anything else, those Falluja videos were a wake-up call to America. They showed that we could not win, that far from being threatened by international terrorists, it was the local people — even children and their parents — who were willing to kill us. There is no way they can accept us on their soil and allow us to impose our style of government on them.

September 22, 2004 @ 7:05 pm | Comment

I don’t think these beheadings should be shown on the internet or elsewhere because it is disrespectful to the victims and not necessary. It has been reported they were beheaded so what’s the point of showing it other than for shock value?? Contrary to what some believe, the public is NOT entitled to know or see everything about an individual’s life or death, some things ARE private.

What people don’t understand is that like it or not, we are in a religious war that Islamic extremists have declared against our nation(USA), the rest of the West and the world. The ultimate goal of Islamic extremists is to conquer and destroy all non-Muslim cultures and religions, especially Western culture and to bring the world under Sharia Law. It would make no difference whether we are in Iraq or not, because we are not Muslim and oppose Islamic fundalmentalism and stand in their way of world domination, we will continue to be attacked. As I said, we are in a religious war and it’s a fight we must win.

October 8, 2004 @ 4:03 am | Comment

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